20 mass media, between radio and video-subscription media, will be closed in the days ahead. “Their assets would be seized if the media refuse to turn off their frequencies,” said Telecommunications Superintendent, Fabian Jaramillo yesterday.
Jaramillo revealed the information in an interview by Ecuadorian radio Majestad Radio, “until yesterday 16 media were closed and there are like 20 more to go; It is no secret, each of the media owners know their situation and have the option of preventing the seizure oftheir equipment by turning them off” he said.
Telecommunications Minister, Jaime Guerrero, argued that the continued closure of frequencies in the previous days is “a coincidence, as many radio stations were closed because were created 10 years ago and its concession ended in late 2011 and 2012“.
Guerrero also recalled that the closure was made to meet the Radio and Television Broadcasting Act which provides that penalty after falling in debt in the payment of six or more pensions. (MZ)